Section 59: Crimes Act 1961: The Impact of Corporal Punishment on Children and Young People
Section 59 of the Crimes Act 1961, as with all criminal justice legislation, has a particular history rooted in the socio-cultural context of our society. This article firstly considers problems associated with the application of the law to the physical punishment of children, and then traverses issues raised by recent research on the outcomes for children where physical punishment is used. Finally, these two aspects are linked using a socio-legal framework.
SubjectsFields of Research::390000 Law, Justice and Law Enforcement::390100 Law::390108 Family law
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